1650 Schnitzer View Map of Paris, France

1650 Schnitzer View Map of Paris, France. WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS – NOT REPRODUCTIONS. Title: Abbildung de Kâ^sâ^, niglichen Resident Statt Paris in Franchreich. Description: An exceedingly rare c. 1650 German view of Paris, France, of which there are no other known examples. The view looks south to Pairs from a hilltop, possibly Belleville, to the north of the City. The Hospital of St. Louis (Louys) features prominently in the foreground. There are 56 named sites, including St. Severin, the Sorbonne, Notre Dame, St. Germain, and others, associated with a numerical table at the base of the view. The publication history of this view is something of a mystery as it is of the utmost rarity with no other known examples. It appears to be in the style of similar town views issued by Paulus Fâ^sºrst and Lucas Schnitzer around 1650. The prints were later reissued by David Funck, who acquired the Fâ^sºrst/Schnitzer prints. At the bottom of the map, in the right-hand corner, there is an imprint referencing Johann Andreas von Creutz, a Nuremburg printer active in the late 17th and early 16th centuries. The Creutz imprint appears to overwrite some of the original map text, so we can assume it was added later, probably after Creutz acquired the Fâ^sºrst/Schnitzer plates, possibly from Funck’s heirs, around 1709. Based upon the Creutz imprint, it is reasonable to assume that the presently offered edition probably dates to around this period. Although this view was clearly bound into a book with similar views of other cities, we have not been able to isolate the title of that work. Size: Printed area measures 11 inches high by 15 inches wide. Condition: Very good, slight centerfold wear. Printing crease at center. 1 – 10 days. If your address is a P. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Other Services Conservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “geographicusmaps” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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